Cherry Fold Community Primary School

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Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Cog Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5JS


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

Enjoy, Respect, Succeed

  1. Learning
  2. Classes
  3. Reception Classes

Reception Classes

Welcome to Reception, also known as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

We are

The Smartest Giants                                                  The Tiggers       

                                           The Smartest Giant in Town : Donaldson, Julia, Scheffler, Axel: Books                                                     Tigger - Incredible Characters Wiki

          Huge Ideas and Enormous Attitudes                                      We bounce to success!

We follow the Cherry Fold values: Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!

Meet the Staff

Miss Bowery 

Mrs McDonnell

Mrs Willenbrook

Miss Smith

Mrs Veevers

Miss Swindlehurst



We will help you to follow the Cherry Fold values: ‘Enjoy, Respect and Succeed’.

During your time in Reception, you will meet and make lots of new friends, learn many new skills and grow in confidence every day.

In Reception, we have The Smartest Giants and The Tiggers classes, but we all enjoy doing our learning together, both in the classroom and outdoors. We get to visit our Forest school as well as places in our local area.

The learning environment is set up with continuous provision allowing you to access resources independently and according to your interests. We enhance provision with prompts and resources based on current topics, your passions and your next steps.

We want you to become an excellent learner and achieve your potential.

To support you on your learning journey we hope that you will get help from your parents and carers. They can do this by talking to you about your day at school, listening to you read at home and by encouraging you to practise your writing and maths activities.

We use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been doing and all the fantastic achievements you have made!

We want you to have fun whilst learning.

Remember Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!

We had a fab time being lots of different words for World Book Day! We celebrated with lots of reading activities.

We even had the opportunity to join an online story time, a bit thank you to Scholastic for presenting. 

Which words can you spot? What word would you be? 


Please encourage your child to hold any mark making tools in their dominant hand.

Please sing songs with your children and ensure they have a story each night before bed.

Please encourage daily counting with your child and singing number rhymes.

Independence is a key skill in Reception. Please encourage your child to put their own coat and shoes on and take it off.

Key Texts

We will be looking at The Colour Monster, Rat a tat tat, information books about me and All join in.


We will send home reading books for you to enjoy with your child. Please record when you have read in the reading record.

In Reception we encourage positive behaviour and talk about what is acceptable and unacceptable.

We also use a team point system and when your child receives 10 team points they will get a prize.



Happy Birthday to  

Jack, Victoria, Leon, Oskar, Tobiasz, Naomi and Tommy

who will turn 5 this half term.

Please check Class Dojo; we will post all information on there regularly.



PE this half term will be on a Wednesday. Your child will change into their PE kit in school. We will go to the hall and take part in games to build our fundamental skills. These are:

- Running, Throwing, Catching, Jumping, Hopping


Please ensure earrings are removed.

Topic- Marvellous me!

Our focus for this half term is learning all about ourselves and our family. We will be learning the rules and routines of Reception and how we look after ourselves and others. We will be playing games to learn each other’s names and look at how we are the same and different. We will have a go at drawing self – portraits and observing where we need to put our facial features.



We continue to ask that you pay a weekly contribution of £1. This helps to pay for an additional daily snack, baking activities and any special occasions we may celebrate. You can pay this termly or weekly. Thank you.

Your child will receive subsidised milk and fruit daily.

We will be working on fine and gross motor skills by using tools, writing equipment, working with playdough and in PE.

We will begin Phonics, learning new sounds and beginning to blend and segment simple words.

In Maths we will be focusing on number rhymes, rote counting in the correct order, recognising and ordering numbers, counting accurately and developing new mathematical vocabulary.

In RE we will be learning about what times are special for different people and why these times are special.

Through this half term we will be introducing our expectations, rules and routines that will support our PSED skills.

We will be discussing what a good learner looks like and how we can be the best we can be.